Jay-Z's Mom Gloria Carter Accepts GLAAD Award: 'I Was Happy, But I Was Not Free'

On Saturday night, at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, Jay-Z’s mom Gloria Carter took home a Special Recognition Award for her contribution to her son’s 4:44 track, “Smile,” which concludes with his mother performing spoken word for the song’s outro. Her poetry addresses sexuality head on and, as she…

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